We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture that respects and maximizes the contribution of all our employees. 



Diverse workplaces reflect our communities and contribute towards improvements in innovation. It provides opportunities for personal growth and also facilitates better decision-making.  

SYSTRA supports several diversity organisations and has implemented a host of flexible-first policies to cater for our employees’ diverse backgrounds. We are a member of the Diversity Council of Australia, the independent not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace and are recognised as an Endorsed Employer by WORK180, an organisation dedicated to removing workplace barriers and raising organisational standards so that all women can choose workplaces where they can thrive.

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We feel very strongly about the ability for all people from diverse backgrounds, ages and gender to access STEM skills. Not only does it help you think critically and solve problems, but it is at the cutting edge of enabling us to solve global issues such as efficient resource usage, population growth, sustainability and digital technology.

Alana Newbrook, Chief Executive Officer, SYSTRA ANZ


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SYSTRA ANZ is a member of the Welcome Here network. We proudly display our support for LGBTQ+ persons at company offices so that queer workplace participants know that they are safe and accepted at SYSTRA ANZ.

The Pride@SYSTRA Committee hosts queer events from time to time to spread awareness about LGBTQ+ issues and educate our diverse workforce. Our employees are required to complete training on LGBTQI+ awareness. 

All employees who have completed at least 12 month’s service are entitled to paid parental leave for birth, adoption and surrogacy. Leave is gender agnostic and both primary and secondary carers can take up to 12 weeks’ paid parental leave at the usual rate of pay.

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Cultural Awareness training

Employees may elect to swap their public holidays to other dates, to make it easier to observe cultural or religious holidays which are not designated public holidays in the state or country they work in. For example, an employee who follows the Muslim faith may choose to work on the Easter public holidays and instead take that amount of public holiday leave during Ramadan.

SYSTRA ANZ has a very international workforce, so it is our responsibity to educate employees about Aboriginal history and the challenges that have arised since British colonization. Every new employee is required to complete Cultural Awareness Training run by CATOnline, an Indigenous owned and operated business.

We have also established our Innovate RAP to help drive our contribution to reconciliation within SYSTRA and in the communities in which we operate. One of our key actions for the RAP is our ongoing partnership with Engineering Aid Australia, who run a Engineering Summer/Winter School for Indigenous students who are enrolled to study engineering in university.

Supporting women in STEM

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SYSTRA ANZ is one of the 80 organisations that developed the Women’s Safety Charter. It builds upon research done by Plan International on how safe girls feel as they move around the cities in which they live, and the Committee for Sydney’s work on the social and economic impact of girls and women not feeling safe.  

We have also published a Women in STEM Decadal Plan through the Australian Academy of Science. It is a 10-year roadmap for achieving sustained increases in girls and women’s STEM participation and retention from school through to careers.

We are proud to support Techgirls and their annual coding and project management competition for school aged girls. We believe that founding a gender balanced workforce in engineering requires early intervention.

SYSTRA ANZ hosts an annual R U OK? Day webinar as well as a lunch at each of its offices. Sometimes a mental health ambassador is invited to present during the webinar alongside staff run workshops. Our organisation donates to the R U OK fund, but employees are also encouraged to contribute to their local office collection box or to donate online. 

SYSTRA ANZ has partnered with AccessEAP to provide employees with over-the-phone and in person counselling services. We have also partnered with United Heroes to encourage physical activity and facilitate friendly competitions amongst our staff that is accessible for all fitness levels.



SYSTRA ANZ is a Work180 Endorsed Employer. Work180 is an organisation dedicated to removing workplace barriers and raising organisational standards so that all women can choose workplaces where they can thrive.

As a Work180 Endorsed Employer, SYSTRA ANZ is committed to creating a diverse and equitable workplace, and raising workplace standards for all women.

Key standards and strategies for driving equity in the workplace include: flexible working arrangements, career development initiatives to nurture and retain people, fostering an inclusive and anti-discriminatory working culture, and shared caring responsibility entitlements.

As a contractor to Defence, naturally many of our employees are veterans. We show our support to them by sponsoring Soldier On, who deliver holistic support services that enable current and former ADF personnel and their families to lead meaningful civilian lives. All of our ADF reservist employees have access to leave to undertake service.

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We are proud to have a diverse workforce and are continually listening and learning about how we can provide an environment where they can fulfil their potential. We participate in workshops and industry benchmarking run by leading equity organisations such as DCA, so that we can improve our policies to meet the needs of our disabled employees and those with carer responsibilities. We have partnered with the Australian Network on Disability who inform our policies.

SYSTRA ANZ promotes an organisation culture which distinctly values equity and inclusiveness. We are committed to building a culture of equality, with greater female representation in leadership and technical roles.

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